WASHINGTON CITY – Cotton Days, a two-week celebration of the history of Washington City, begins April 25 and continues through May 9, with a total of 16 events that take place throughout the weeks. All members of the community are invited to attend.
The event takes place annually to recognize the foundation of Washington, while creating new memories to bring the city and community together.
The desert clean up event, during which volunteers partner with city staff to clean up Washington, will kick-off the festival Friday at 8 a.m.
Saturday morning is the big kick-off for the two-week event, starting with the annual Cotton Days 5K (registrations due April 24). Last year, 82 people participated in the 5K, which was dedicated to those who ran in the Boston Marathon and those who lost their lives.
A Lions Club breakfast, prepared by the Washington Utah Lions Club, will take place after the 5K and before the “Feels Like Home” Cotton Days parade that will begin on Telegraph Street at 9 a.m.
Other events throughout the two weeks include the Washington City Community Center Anniversary Party, a junior rodeo (entries due by April 25), a “Dusk ’til Dawn” co-ed softball tournament (registration due by April 27), a fishing derby and a golf tournament. See the city’s Cotton Days Web page for complete schedule of all events, with maps and details.
Event details and contact information
- When: Friday, April 25, through Friday, May 9 (two-weeks long)
- Where: Various places in Washington City
- Schedule: Cotton Days
- Admission: Free for certain events
- Website: Cotton Days 2014
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